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NOBLEMEN from Denmark

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This page contains a list of the greatest Danish Noblemen. The pantheon dataset contains 842 Noblemen, 25 of which were born in Denmark. This makes Denmark the birth place of the 8th most number of Noblemen behind Russia and Spain.

Top 10

The following people are considered by Pantheon to be the top 10 most legendary Danish Noblemen of all time. This list of famous Danish Noblemen is sorted by HPI (Historical Popularity Index), a metric that aggregates information on a biography’s online popularity. Visit the rankings page to view the entire list of Danish Noblemen.

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1. Margrethe II of Denmark (1940 - )

With an HPI of 79.66, Margrethe II of Denmark is the most famous Danish Nobleman.  Her biography has been translated into 90 different languages on wikipedia.

Margrethe II (Danish: [mɑˈkʁeˀtə]; Margrethe Alexandrine Þórhildur Ingrid, born 16 April 1940) is a member of the Danish royal family who reigned as Queen of Denmark from 1972 until her abdication in 2024. Having reigned for exactly 52 years, she was the second-longest reigning monarch after Christian IV and longest-reigning female monarch in Danish history. Born into the House of Glücksburg, a cadet branch of the House of Oldenburg during the reign of her grandfather Christian X, Margrethe is the eldest child of King Frederik IX and Queen Ingrid. She became heir presumptive to her father in 1953, when a constitutional amendment allowed women to inherit the throne. In 1967, she married Henri de Laborde de Monpezat, with whom she had two sons: Frederik and Joachim. Margrethe succeeded her father upon his death on 14 January 1972. As sovereign, Margrethe received 42 official state visits and she undertook 55 foreign state visits herself. Margrethe has worked as a scenographer, a costume designer, and an illustrator of works by J. R. R. Tolkien. She and the royal family have made several other foreign visits. During her reign, support for the monarchy in Denmark remained consistently high at around 82%, as did Margrethe's personal popularity. She was succeeded by her elder son, Frederik X.

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2. Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye (850 - 891)

With an HPI of 67.54, Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye is the 2nd most famous Danish Nobleman.  His biography has been translated into 22 different languages.

Sigurd Snake-in-the-eye (Old Norse: Sigurðr ormr í auga) or Sigurd Áslaugsson was a semi-legendary Viking warrior and Danish king active from the mid to late 9th century. According to multiple saga sources and Scandinavian histories from the 12th century and later, he is one of the sons of the legendary Viking Ragnar Lodbrok and Áslaug. His historical prototype might have been the Danish King Sigfred who ruled briefly in the 870s. Norwegian kings' genealogies of the Middle Ages name him as an ancestor of Harald Fairhair and used his mother's supposed ancestry the Völsung to create an ancestry between Harald and his descendants and Odin.

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3. Christina of Denmark (1521 - 1590)

With an HPI of 64.76, Christina of Denmark is the 3rd most famous Danish Nobleman.  Her biography has been translated into 35 different languages.

Christina of Denmark (Danish: Christine af Danmark; November 1521 – 10 December 1590) was a Danish princess, the younger surviving daughter of King Christian II of Denmark and Norway and Isabella of Austria. By her two marriages, she became Duchess of Milan, then Duchess of Lorraine. She served as the regent of Lorraine from 1545 to 1552 during the minority of her son. She was also a claimant to the thrones of Denmark, Norway and Sweden in 1561–1590 and was sovereign Lady of Tortona in 1578–1584.

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4. Princess Ingeborg of Denmark (1878 - 1958)

With an HPI of 61.73, Princess Ingeborg of Denmark is the 4th most famous Danish Nobleman.  Her biography has been translated into 30 different languages.

Princess Ingeborg of Denmark (Ingeborg Charlotte Caroline Frederikke Louise; 2 August 1878 – 12 March 1958), was a Princess of Sweden by marriage to Prince Carl, Duke of Västergötland. Princess Ingeborg was a daughter of Frederik VIII of Denmark and Louise of Sweden, she grew up in Copenhagen as a Danish princess. In 1897, she was married to her mother's first cousin Prince Carl of Sweden, Duke of Västergötland, and spent the rest of her of life in Sweden as a member of the Swedish royal family. Her marriage produced four children, among whom were Märtha, Crown Princess of Norway and Astrid, Queen of the Belgians.

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5. Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark (1968 - )

With an HPI of 60.70, Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark is the 5th most famous Danish Nobleman.  His biography has been translated into 48 different languages.

Frederik X (Frederik André Henrik Christian; born 26 May 1968) is the King of Denmark. He acceded to the throne following his mother's abdication on 14 January 2024.Frederik is the elder son of Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik. He was born during the reign of his maternal grandfather, King Frederik IX, and became Crown Prince of Denmark following his mother's accession in 1972. He was educated privately at home and at Krebs School, École des Roches and Øregård Gymnasium. He earned a Master of Science degree in political science from Aarhus University. After university, he served in diplomatic posts at the United Nations and in Paris. He has trained in all three branches of the Danish Armed Forces. In 2000, Frederik met Australian marketing consultant Mary Donaldson while attending the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. They married on 14 May 2004 at Copenhagen Cathedral. They have four children: Christian, Isabella, and twins Vincent and Josephine.

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6. Princess Charlotte of Denmark (1789 - 1864)

With an HPI of 59.67, Princess Charlotte of Denmark is the 6th most famous Danish Nobleman.  Her biography has been translated into 28 different languages.

Princess Louise Charlotte of Denmark (Danish: Charlotte af Danmark; 30 October 1789 – 28 March 1864) was a Danish princess, and a princess of Hesse-Kassel by marriage to Prince William of Hesse-Kassel. Princess Charlotte was a significant figure in her time. She was one of the leading ladies in the country, and when her brother Christian VIII became king in 1839, she was close to the throne. She played an important role in the succession crisis in Denmark in the first half of the 19th century.

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7. Princess Marie Luise Charlotte of Hesse-Kassel (1814 - 1895)

With an HPI of 57.17, Princess Marie Luise Charlotte of Hesse-Kassel is the 7th most famous Danish Nobleman.  Her biography has been translated into 18 different languages.

Princess Marie Luise Charlotte of Hesse-Kassel (9 May 1814 – 28 July 1895) was a member of the House of Hesse-Kassel by birth. Through her marriage to Prince Frederick Augustus of Anhalt-Dessau, she became a princess of Anhalt-Dessau.

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8. Frederick VIII, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein (1829 - 1880)

With an HPI of 56.90, Frederick VIII, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein is the 8th most famous Danish Nobleman.  His biography has been translated into 21 different languages.

Frederick VIII, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein and of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg (Danish: Frederik Christian August af Slesvig-Holsten-Sønderborg-Augustenborg; German: Friedrich Christian August Herzog von Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg; 6 July 1829 – 14 January 1880) was the German pretender to the throne of second duke of Schleswig-Holstein from 1863, although in reality Prussia took overlordship and real administrative power.

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9. Prince Joachim of Denmark (1969 - )

With an HPI of 56.65, Prince Joachim of Denmark is the 9th most famous Danish Nobleman.  His biography has been translated into 36 different languages.

Prince Joachim of Denmark, Count of Monpezat, (Danish pronunciation: [ˈjoːæˌkʰim]; Joachim Holger Waldemar Christian; born 7 June 1969) is a member of the Danish royal family. The younger son of Queen Margrethe II, he is fifth in the line of succession to the Danish throne, following the four children of his elder brother King Frederik X.

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10. Dorothea of Denmark, Electress Palatine (1520 - 1580)

With an HPI of 56.05, Dorothea of Denmark, Electress Palatine is the 10th most famous Danish Nobleman.  Her biography has been translated into 20 different languages.

Dorothea of Denmark and Norway (10 November 1520 – 31 May 1580) was a Danish, Norwegian and Swedish princess and an electress of the Palatinate as the wife of Elector Frederick II of the Palatinate. She was a claimant to the Danish, Norwegian and Swedish thrones and titular monarch in 1559–1561.

Pantheon has 25 people classified as noblemen born between 2 and 2012. Of these 25, 11 (44.00%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living noblemen include Margrethe II of Denmark, Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark, and Prince Joachim of Denmark. The most famous deceased noblemen include Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye, Christina of Denmark, and Princess Ingeborg of Denmark. As of April 2022, 2 new noblemen have been added to Pantheon including Ernest Günther, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg and Princess Juliane Sophie of Denmark.

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Which Noblemen were alive at the same time? This visualization shows the lifespans of the 8 most globally memorable Noblemen since 1700.